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Delboy_Derek

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Message Posted: May 25, 2010 12:05:30 PM

In the U.K. a lot of drivers have moved over to driving diesel engine cars for better economy.
Here is the car I drive in Scotland.

40 + mpg (US gallon size)
Ford Mondeo Estate (Station Wagon)
Engine 1.8 litre TDCI Diesel
0 - 60 > 12 secs
Top speed 125 mph

Location > Hamilton Scotland
Latest gas price today in Hamilton, Scotland = $6.06 / US Gallon size

http://www.ford.co.uk/Cars/Mondeo
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RealtorJeff
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2014 5:39:02 PM

Love the diesel, just bought our second one last week. To avoid the higher costs, be patient on your search and by a used on about 3-4 years old, they last for a long time so what's a few extra miles now (let the other guys eat the depreciation).
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JohnCur
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2014 2:32:44 PM

diesel is the way to go
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2014 2:07:32 PM

they cost to much to buy
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Jackson126
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2014 8:41:50 AM

yes
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b899
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2014 8:35:46 AM

no
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John_Doe
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 5:49:19 AM

absolutely
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poetdog73
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 10:04:46 AM

right on!
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hyeglenn
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 9:59:03 AM

Sure I would!
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BCNU
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 4:55:48 AM

yes
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CHEAPERBETTER
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2014 10:28:47 AM

I do now. I own two of them.
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b899
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2014 8:51:41 AM

no
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b899
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 8:43:15 AM

no
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 8:05:53 AM

No, diesel is always too high!!!
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2014 9:50:59 AM

yup
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b899
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2014 8:39:08 AM

no
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twt
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2014 5:23:29 AM

No, I have a gas motor.
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eyegotgas2
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2014 5:05:45 AM

Gas mileage has come a long way. Diesel doesn't really interest me. I am not interested in them at the moment, happy with gas
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John_Doe
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2014 2:25:10 AM

yes
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2014 9:33:52 PM

Diesel went up today in Livonia , Michigan at Speedway. $4.09. That's why I wont buy a diesel vehicle.
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b899
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2014 8:21:49 AM

no
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nickless
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2014 5:07:23 AM

Yes
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JohnCur
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2014 12:07:11 AM

would like the 70 mpg diesel VW available in Europe.
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Mikeyy1960
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2014 3:11:57 PM

no diesel fuel too high compared to gas.
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vghostine
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2014 12:23:28 AM

yes I would and yes I will in 4 years. My next vehicle will be diesel. Audi or VW. And for pete sake, enough with the stupid answers that diesel stinks. we're in 2015. they pollute way less then petrol vehicles. Man some people dont get their facts straight.
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twt
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2014 10:07:14 AM

No. They stink.
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b899
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2014 8:35:53 AM

no
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badbobKY
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2014 7:06:05 AM

yes
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one800rv
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2014 1:30:43 PM

nope
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2014 11:43:06 AM

Not interested . . . . .
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b899
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2014 9:20:30 AM

no
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b899
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2014 8:58:07 AM

no
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b899
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2014 8:54:40 AM

no
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dieselpower2014
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2014 1:25:21 AM

yes I do drive a diesel. 53 MPG hwy and 40 MPG city. No spark plugs,No spark plug wires, Better torque, 10,000 mile oil changes, No tune ups.
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2014 11:45:04 AM

No
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b899
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2014 8:13:51 AM

no
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BCNU
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2014 1:55:55 AM

Absolutely
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2014 12:30:26 PM

yup
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b899
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2014 9:28:20 AM

no
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marielekv
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2014 4:09:42 PM

When we went to Germany we rented a diesel Renault mini van and it was as good as any gas model very quite and good take off at stop lights
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contiki
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2014 7:13:15 AM

Never.....ever............
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twt
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2014 3:18:18 AM

No. They stink.
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 6:12:56 AM

YES
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nickless
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 1:51:46 AM

Yes
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Les4hdtv
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 2:08:04 PM

Not happening - On a round trip from AL thru GA to FLA this weekend, name brand gas was running 2.66 in GA and Diesel was running between 50 and 60 cents a gal higher. I calculated 37 MPG in an intermediate size gas burner.
To make up for the higher cost of diesel I would need 45 MPG in the same size Diesel. Even if they claim to get 47 MPG, where is the savings when you can buy a gas burner for thousands less?
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 9:06:19 AM

Wouldn't here in the states. Just can't justify the higher cost of the diesel engine & upkeep.
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b899
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 8:02:20 AM

no
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8_Ball2014
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 2:27:10 AM

absolutely
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ultimate
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 5:19:08 PM

no
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carloco75
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 1:05:00 PM

<~~~2010 Jetta TDi
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badbobKY
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 8:37:21 AM

yes
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